It's no longer only women who opt for intimate grooming treatments. An increasing number of American men now like intimate wax treatments, but potential male clients may have several key questions they need you to answer before they will let you loose on their bodies. Even if you have been trained and feel confident in this procedure, make sure you can confidently answer the five following awkward questions.
Will it hurt?
The first question on most men's minds about waxing is whether they need to brace themselves for a painful experience. Of course, waxing an intimate part of the body does not come without any pain, but a trained beauty technician can reassure customers that (in the right hands) this work isn't as painful as you might expect.
You can explain that waxing treatments are normally more painful when you treat an area close to the bone. For example, the scrotum is actually less painful than other parts of the body because this area has fewer nerve endings. What's more, you can explain how a skilled technician uses gentle, firm pressure to keep the skin taut, which helps make the treatment less painful.
You should also explain that you wouldn't carry out a treatment on hair that is too short, as this can make things more painful. If a client has less than three week's growth, you should tell him to wait.
Where do you want me?
A first-time customer will often worry about the position you will ask him to adopt during the waxing session. When it comes to taking his clothes off, it's quite normal to feel nervous, but it's important to let him know that he stays in control.
Ideally, your client would get on all fours. In this position, you will have easy access to the necessary parts of his body, but it's understandable that some men will feel vulnerable like this, especially if it's their first time. As such, you can also complete the work with a client lying on his back. You can also reassure customers that they can keep their t-shirt or shirt on while you work if they don't want to get completely naked.
Will I catch a sexually transmitted disease?
Research suggests that intimate waxing could increase the risk of a sexually transmitted disease because the wax could leave tiny tears on the skin's surface that are vulnerable to bacterial infection. As such, clients who have an STD should avoid waxing treatments, as the process can aggravate and spread an infection. Similarly, they should avoid sex immediately after an intimate waxing session if the skin is sore or inflamed in any way.
Of course, you should also take all reasonable hygiene precautions. Always wear gloves and sterilize any reusable equipment, as necessary. Double dipping should also not occur, which means you should never use a batch of wax on more than one client.
How far should I go?
There's no right or wrong when it comes to intimate waxing, and various styles are popular with customers. Common choices include:
These terms can help customers explain what they want, but you should always question the client further. One person's interpretation of a Brazilian may differ from another, so it's important to understand what somebody wants before you wax all his hair off.
Will I get an erection?
A lot of men get an erection during an intimate male grooming session. This is quite a normal reaction to getting undressed or being touched in an intimate part of the body.
Most technicians are quite used to seeing this, and it should not become a cause for concern or embarrassment. In fact, you can even reassure a customer that this situation can make things easier because the erection will pull his skin taut, making it easier to wax.
Intimate male waxing is an increasing popular choice among American men, but some clients may have awkward questions they want to ask. As a trained beauty technician, it's important you can confidently and correctly allay their fears. If you feel that you need additional training in this practice, consider taking additional classes at a local beauty school.Share
30 November 2015
I made a deal with my daughter that she could continue living at home after high school without paying rent if she did something to improve her life. About two months before she graduated from high school, she came to me and told me that she figured out what she wanted to do with her life -- she wanted to go to beauty school and become a beautician. My daughter and I created this blog together to help others that don't have a plan for their futures find a way to improve the outlook and begin making a plan that will lead them to good jobs that they love.